Pro-Trump Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross got the last laugh after being trashed-talked by one of his players – Kenny Stills.
Kenny Stills was one of the last NFL players to kneel during the anthem and was outspoken about his hatred of President Trump.
But, it appears that Stills’s trash talk of Ross for hosting a Trump fundraiser was the straw that broke the camel’s back for his career with the Dolphins.
Stephen Ross, who has known Trump for over 40 years, just traded Stills – a receiver – to the Houston Texans, who have no real need for a new receiver.
I guess Still is learning that his actions have consequences!
Here’s a clip of Kenny Stills kneeling during the anthem from 2018:
The announcement of the trade between the Dolphins and Texans has been causing quite a stir on Twitter:
Kenny Stills had posted this tweet in response to Stephen Ross's Trump fundraiser:
Though it can't be confirmed that the reason for trading Kenny Stills was because of his bashing of Stephen Ross, President Trump and disrespect of the national anthem, many are speculating that these are the actions that led up to it.
Take a look at these replies to the trade:
Here's more details on the trade from NFL:
The Texans also used their wealth of cap space to take Stills, and his $7.975 million base salary, off of the Dolphins hand's. Stills provides Houston a good complement to DeAndre Hopkins and will add depth to a receiver corps with Will Fuller and Keke Coutee, who haven't been able to stay healthy.
Stills appeared on his way out of Miami following open critiques of owner Stephen Ross hosting a fundraiser for President Donald Trump and criticizing hip-hop mogul Jay-Z's social justice partnership with the NFL. In discussing his reasoning for playing eight straight Jay-Z songs at a camp practice after Stills' comments, Dolphins coach Brian Flores cited the receiver's disappointing play.
All the signs pointed to the Dolphins potentially cutting Stills. Instead, they jettisoned him a package with Tunsil to Houston.
USA Today also stated:
The Texans agreed to a major trade with the Miami Dolphins on Saturday that will bring star offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil and wide receiver Kenny Stills to Houston, two people with knowledge of the trade confirmed to USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones. The people requested anonymity because the deal had not been formally announced.
NFL Network first reported that Stills, who recently criticized owner Stephen Ross' contributions to President Trump, and Tunsil were heading to Houston.
The Dolphins will receive a significant package in return, including two first-round picks and a second-round pick.
The move will give the Texans some much-needed help along the offensive line for quarterback Deshaun Watson, who will look to take a significant leap in 2019. Tunsil — who was considered one of the top prospects in the 2016 draft but slipped to No. 13 after a series of leaks of draft night — is now expected to slot in at left tackle, protecting Watson's blind side.